Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Under the Sea Party!

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I am really big into birthdays!  I always think back to when I was little and how birthdays were always so special in my family.  I had a count down till my birthday almost every year.  My mom and dad always found ways of making us feel like the most important person in the world that day, they made the whole day extremely special.  

I want to pass that “feeling” on to Rory.  She has had 2 birthdays now and each one is my favorite day of the year!  This year’s birthday was not nearly as big as last year’s Pigeon Party, because we were supposed to leave for Rory’s surgery 2 days later; however due to Rory being sick, the surgery was rescheduled.  

I wish I had time to throw Rory a super big party, but with her dad being gone and coming home the day before the party, all the chaos from preparing for the surgery and rescheduling the surgery, we had no time....so we made it work with what we had!  We had an “Under the Sea,” theme, since Rory loves our beach days!

 For desert we had several different types of cupcakes: fish cupcakes, bears on the beach cupcakes, octopus cupcakes, adn turtle cupcakes.  Rory and I made Oyster cookies, starfish (peanut butter fudge), sand dollar cookies, and for the big finale we made a huge under teh sea cake complete with turtles, sharks, fish and coral!  


All of the decorations were hand made, by Rory, which I thought gave the party a real “homey” feeling.  We made some octopus, walrus’s, jelly fish, star fish, and fish. and decorated the house as much as we could.  

gift bags 

The food was always fun for me.  We had octopus hotdogs, octopus cheese sticks, turtle bread bowl dip (with sea weed), octopus dip (7 layer dip), with some veggies and cheese for dipping.   We didn't want to make too much because we did not want any leftovers (since we were planning on leaving for her surgery).  Everything was so Yummy!

 We used toys we already had for entertainment for our guests.  We had our water table out, our playground, and we borrowed our neighbors bouncy house.  It was all such a big hit!  The kids had so much fun bouncing and playing on all the equipment.

 The most important thing, Rory had the best time playing with her friends!  She had a great party!  

 More about her birthday tomorrow.....


  1. what a great party!! If you call that small I can't wait to see big! You always go above and beyond and Rory will always feel special and loved because of it! Thanks so much for having us. The girls and adults had fun! ;)

  2. This is my sister's favorite theme. It's sweet, colorful and just suits a kid's innocence. Glad to be exploring the net and found great under the sea party ideas like this. THis is going to be my niece's party theme next year. yehey <3 God bless always! I would love to pin some photos from this post hope it's find with you.



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